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Alteryx Designer Ideas

Share your Designer product ideas - we're listening!

Adding a "Freeze" tool to freeze a portion of workflow or an entire tool container

Current State: In current scenario, once we add a new tool to the workflow and want to see its output, we are required to run the complete workflow.

 

Challenge: This step takes a lot of time if the input data files are huge in size with million of rows and multiple tools are operating on them.

 

Suggestion/Idea: We could have a "freeze" functionality inbuilt or in tool palette to freeze a portion of workflow or an entire tool container which is not dependent on the output of the newly added tool. This would save time in running workflow.

 

Example: For example, in attached workflow snapshot, freezing the Tool container 1 while adding tools in Tool container 2 and then running those tools will take less processing time.

2 Comments
Meteoroid

@AV8  there is an option when you highlight any point of your workflow to "Cache and Run Workflow"

 

Highlight the part you want to freeze - right click and you should see the option at the bottom of the pop up list. 

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Knowledge-Base/What-Can-t-Be-Cached/ta-p/265828

 

That link will explain what i am saying in detail! 

 

 

Atom

Thanks @tony_beck . I will check it out.